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Overlooked Latinas

  • Brava Theater Center Studio 2781 24th Street San Francisco, CA, 94110 United States (map)

Brava Studio Sessions presents a staged reading of

Overlooked Latinas

Written & Performed by Tina D'Elia
Directed by Mary Guzmán 

 Photos by Lisa Keating Photography

Photos by Lisa Keating Photography

Overlooked Latinas tells the tale of two gender non-conforming queer Latinx best friends, Angel and Carla, who are collaborators on a television pilot about trailblazing Latinx actors icons during the McCarthy era. 

D’Elia and Guzmán are long-time creative partners, having worked together as a performer/writer and director team since 2005 on projects that explore racist, sexist, and homophobic mainstream culture within queer Latinx screw-ball comedy and film noir. Such works include: Groucho (2005-2007) and the solo show The Rita Hayworth of this Generation, that won Best of Fringe and Best of Sold Out in 2015.

Tickets are a suggested donation of $10. No one turned away for lack of funds (subject to availability).

D’Elia is multi-talented – a versatile and very compelling performer. She sings, acts, does physical comedy and slapstick as well as changes characters physically and vocally every minute or two speaking fast paced dialogue.  D’Elia’s writing is snappy and well structured, rich in imagery with details of the characters in action
— Jo Tomalin, Fringe Review
Writer-performer Tina D’Elia’s, solo comedy spins a queer and ethnically rich world that straddles the living and the dead…D’Elia, proves a sharp and engaging performer, her characters tending to be both endearing and amusingly full-bodied.
— Robert Avila. San Francisco Bay Guardian